Parallels Desktop and OS X 10.9 Mavericks

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As you may have heard, Apple has released to its Developer Community a preview of the next version of OS X: OS X Mavericks. What is the easiest way to use a new operating system, especially a early preview of an operating system currently still under development? In a virtual machine in Parallels Desktop, of course. So, the Engineering team at Parallels has released Knowledge Base articles about installing OS X Mavericks  in Parallels Desktop 8 and about installing Parallels Desktop 8 on a Mac that is running OS X Mavericks:

KB 116282: How to install OS X 10.9 Mavericks Developer Preview in a virtual machine

KB 116259: Start Parallels Desktop for Mac on OS X Mavericks

Right now, OS X Mavericks is only available to registered members of Apple’s Developer Program. Thus, if you aren’t an Apple developer you won’t be able to see what these two KBs enable you to do. So, we thought we would share with you a screenshot of my Mac running OS X Mavericks in a VM in Parallels Desktop 8. (See below.)

As we have more information to share about this exciting new OS release from Apple, and especially about its use with Parallels Desktop, we will share it here in the Consumer Tech Blog.

In the meantime, stay up to date with our current forums:

  • Running Parallels Desktop 8 on Mac OS X Mavericks discussion is available here.
  • Running Mac OS X Mavericks in Parallels Desktop 8 Virtual Machine can be discussed here.

Mary is a tech industry veteran who wears many hats: marketing, communications, research, product management and more. A Seattle native, on weekends you're likely to find her at the dog park with her dog Riley.